<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - South ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Piedmont and Carolinian Services: Track Work Affects Service at Kannapolis, NC and Charlotte, NC ]]> Effective Monday, May 22, 2017

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect service at Kannapolis and Charlotte on May 22, 2017, as described below:

  • Trains 73 and 75 will operate normally to Salisbury, where bus service will be provided non-stop nonstop from Salisbury to Charlotte. Service will not be provided to or from Kannapolis.
  • Trains 74 and 76: Customers scheduled to board Trains 74 and 76 at Charlotte will be provided bus service non-stop from Charlotte to Salisbury. The buses will leave Charlotte 15 minutes earlier than the normal train schedules to allow the trains to depart Salisbury on time. At Salisbury, passengers can board the train to their destination.
  • Train 80 Departs Earlier: Train 80 will depart 30 minutes earlier at all stations from Charlotte to Washington, DC. Contact Amtrak for the most current schedule information

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations and the most up-to-date schedules visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0517-98

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<![CDATA[Discounted Fares Will No Longer Be Sold Aboard Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 and the Piedmont 73, 74, 75 and 76 Trains]]> Effective June 5, 2017

Starting June 5, 2017, only the full undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase aboard the Carolinian and Piedmont trains. Conductors will only accept cash payments on board the train.

Customers are encouraged to make reservations for all reserved Amtrak trains. All Piedmonts and Carolinians are reserved trains, and seating on reserved trains is only guaranteed if you make a reservation.

Book Early - It's best to book and pay for your reservation early to secure the lowest available fare.

  • Customers with credit cards can make reservations and obtain eTickets at Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Your eTickets can be printed at home or displayed using a smartphone (no printing necessary).
  • You can also purchase tickets with a credit card at stations with Quik-Trak kiosks and at Amtrak ticket offices. Note that Amtrak ticket offices also accepts cash payments. Tickets can also be purchased with your local travel agent.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0517-95

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle: Track Work Affects Service between Chicago and St. Louis]]> Effective through May 24, 2017

Construction continues to bring higher speeds to the Lincoln Service. On the dates indicated below, track work will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle between Chicago and St. Louis.

Saturday May 20 - Wednesday, May 24: Train 300
  • On Saturday, May 20, Train 300 will originate at Lincoln. Bus service will be provided from Springfield to Lincoln, but will not be available from St. Louis, Alton or Carlinville.
  • On Sunday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 24, Train 300 will originate at Bloomington-Normal. Bus service will be provided at all stations from Springfield to Bloomington-Normal, only. Service will not be available from St. Louis, Alton or Carlinville.
Saturday May 20 - Tuesday, May 23: Trains 301 - 307

Trains 301-307 will operate between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal only on May 20 through May 23. Bus service will be provided to and from Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis.

Wednesday, May 24: Train 302

Train 302 will operate from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago only on May 24. Bus service will be provided at all stations from St. Louis to Bloomington-Normal. Trains 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, and 307 will operate normally.

May 20 - 24: All Buses Depart Earlier

Throughout this track work project, the buses will depart earlier than the respective trains. Check with Amtrak for the most up-to-date bus schedules.

Effective through Tuesday May 23: Texas Eagle Trains 21/321/421 and 22/322/422
  • Train 21/421 will depart Chicago two hours earlier, at 11:45 am, and will depart St. Louis at the normal scheduled time of 7:55 pm.
  • Southbound Train 21/421 will detour between Chicago and St. Louis from May 16 through May 23, and will not stop at Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton. Customers traveling to or from these stations can make reservations aboard available Lincoln Service trains or buses.
  • Northbound Train 22/422 will operate as scheduled to St. Louis. From May 16 through May 23, the train will detour between St. Louis and Chicago, and will not stop at Alton, Carlinville, Springfield, Lincoln, Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac and Joliet. Customers on Train 22/422 destined for Chicago will remain on the train. Customers on Train 22/422 ticketed to stations between St. Louis and Joliet will be provided bus service to their destinations.
  • Customers traveling to or from Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton can make reservations aboard the Lincoln Service trains or alternate buses.
  • Possible Delays: The Texas Eagle may encounter delays of up to 45 minutes traveling on the detour, in addition to the two hours of time added to the train’s timetable in each direction.
  • Trains 321 and 322 are canceled.

For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0517-100

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